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Cold Weather and Automobile Defects

Wisconsin’s winter is a hard season for people and vehicles. The changing weather can create new complications for drivers. Even when the weather warms up, if that trend is followed by an overnight freeze, the roads can become even icier. Vehicles have to work through a score of possible mechanical failures and errors that come from very harsh winters. While car and truck owners would like to believe that their vehicles are fitted with trustworthy and reliable parts, this is not always the case.

With the pressures of pervasive coldness, many vehicles are simply pushed too hard. However, in some instances, this is not the driver’s fault. If you have been injured by a mechanical failure that should have been caught by the manufacturer, contact the Appleton personal injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.

What to Look For

There are certain properties of a motor vehicle that change during the winter months, when temperatures dip to low extremities. The following are common problems found on cold days and nights:

  • Dirty air filters failing to provide enough air, preventing combustion
  • Cold batteries drained and unable to power the vehicle
  • Cold engines failing
  • Tires becoming deflated
  • Windshield wipers catching snow or ice and streaking the windshield glass

If a vehicle has failed in the cold, it is possible that any number of the above or other problems were to blame.

Contact Us

If you have been injured by a defective auto part, contact the Appleton auto defect attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to discuss the details of your claim with an experienced lawyer today. When a defective part causes an accident, it should not be up to the victim to shoulder the burden of the expenses.